ERIC Number: ED215922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching about Aging. Environmental Education Series.
Smith, Gary R.
This teaching guide on aging contains 18 activities for students. A major cognitive objective is for students to examine and evaluate personal and societal attitudes and behavior toward aging in the United States and in other societies. When students make cross-cultural comparisons of these attitudes and behaviors they become aware that their own preconceived views of aging are not universally held. An affective objective is to help students empathize with old people, the aging process, and the problems of the elderly. The activity-centered materials in this guide are community-oriented, show cross-cultural trends, deal with values clarification, and examine aging in rural and urban Canada. Students conduct surveys, view filmstrips, analyze data charts, and read and discuss materials. Examples of activities follow. In one activity, "We Are Now Seventy," students act out their perceptions of the aged and then check out those perspectives with a group of 70-year olds in the community. "Slowdown" is a simulation which provides students with an opportunity to pre-experience the slowdown of intellectual functioning. Each activity contains an introduction and a list of objectives. It includes information about grade level, time required, and materials needed. A step-by-step procedure to following and debriefing questions is provided. A major portion of the guide provides handout materials. A pretest and posttest is included as is an extensive bibliography. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Age Discrimination, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Community Study, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Activities, Role Playing, Simulation, Teaching Guides, Values Clarification
Center for Teaching International Relations, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208 ($9.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of International Studies.; Denver Univ., CO. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Center for Teaching International Relations.
Identifiers: Canada; Intergenerational Programs
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